American researchers have found human brains imitate the speech patterns of other people, even complete strangers, without meaning to.They say a humans want to “bond” with others, even when a voice cannot be heard or, somewhat embarrassingly, even if another person is a foreigner.Scientists from the University of California, Riverside, found the subconscious copying of an accent comes from an inbuilt urge of the brain to “empathise and affiliate”.
Well, we all knew that didn’t we? Look at George Galloway with that hilarious
Scots/Paki-ese that comes forth whenever he’s addressing his core voters.
Well. I don’t think many of us will be able to stomach the whole of Ed’s cringe-making chat with Russell Brand, but according to the clip that’s been bandied about all over the BBC this morning, Ed’s been doin’ a lo’, lo’ of empafising. You go’’a do it, aincha? Let’s be clear.
How old do we have to be to tolerate the BBC’s output? About thirteen and three quarters? Last night’s election-themed Newsbeat showed that young people have confused the government with Mum and Dad - bank of. Turn the bankers into food-bankers! Interest? Not interested.
Russell Brand has a YouTube channel for some reason, I imagine for his activism and some sour, un-fun comedy.
The clips of the MiliBrand interview remind me of Ali G and Tony Benn, but without Sacha Baron Cohen. No irony, just pure humourless Ali G, and Ed as the sucker.
Or, for pantomime dameness, Edna Everage, but without the backstage support of a Barry Humphries, Ed still as the sucker.
Someone said Ed believes if it gains him a few votes, it will be worth it. If not it will provide endless mockery for evermore, like Neil Kinnock slowly falling into the sea backwards.